Jacksonville Jaguars Depth Chart
- AFC South
- TIAA Bank Field
- Head Coach
- Doug Marrone
- Offensive Coordinator
- Jay Gruden
- Defensive Coordinator
- Todd Wash
- Special Teams Coach
- Joe DeCamillis
- Defensive Scheme
The Jacksonville Jaguars have heard from multiple interested teams about a potential trade for defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, who is turning 25 years old on Tuesday. The Jaguars place a lot of value in the pass-rusher and won't just give him away for a little return. But the former third-round pick in 2016 was unhappy with receiving the franchise tag and isn't interested in a long-term extension with the team. He'll be a prime IDP target no matter where he's playing in 2020 after recording 37.5 sacks in his four seasons in the NFL. Last year he had eight sacks, 41 tackles (36 solo), 13 tackles for loss, 15 QB hits, an interception returned for a touchdown, six passes defensed, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 15 games.
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed tight end Tyler Eifert to an undisclosed two-year deal on Tuesday, according to a source. Eifert, a former first-round pick by the Bengals, will try to solve Jacksonville's woes at the tight end position. He should be the top pass-catching option at the position for quarterback Gardner Minshew, and he will be reunited with offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, who was his OC in Cincinnati. The current tight ends on the roster other than Eifert have a combined 64 career catches. It's bad news for Josh Oliver, a third-round pick last season, and he's coming off an injury plagued year that saw him play only four games. Eifert managed to avoid injuries and play a whole season for the first time in his career in 2019, catching 43 of 63 targets for 436 yards and three touchdowns. He made the Pro Bowl in 2015, but injuries have limited him his entire career. The former 21st overall pick will be a risky TE2 with upside for more if he can stay on the field.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are working diligently to sign former Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert to a deal, according to a source. The Jaguars are looking to upgrade on a position that plagued them in 2020, and they currently have Josh Oliver at the top of the tight end depth chart. If healthy, Eifert would provide quarterback Gardner Minshew with a pass-catching option at the position and a solid red-zone target. Staying healthy has been tough for the 29-year-old, though, as he managed to stay healthy for 16 games in 2019 for the first time in his career, although he started just four games. Eifert can be a TE1 if he's on the field, but he's started just eight games since 2016 because of various ailments. He'll be a high-risk, potentially high-reward TE2 for fantasy owners if he lands in Jacksonville.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have not had any trade discussions regarding defensive end Yannick Ngakoue with any team, according to sources. The Jags put the franchise tag on Ngakoue with the intention of turning around and trading him after he said he's no longer interested in a long-term deal with the organization. That could still happen, but it might not be for a while. The soon-to-be 25-year-old has become one of the better pass-rushers in the NFL after racking up 37.5 sacks in the last four seasons with the Jaguars. He was drafted in the third round in 2016.
The Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to a five-year, $53.75 million deal with former Cleveland Browns linebacker Joe Schobert on Tuesday, according to a source. Schobert will receive an average of $10.75 million per season, $12 million to sign and $22.5 million in guarantees. The 26-year-old from Wisconsin had 408 combined tackles (252 solo), 8.5 sacks, 15 tackles for loss, 19 QB hits, six interceptions and 20 passes defensed in his fours with Cleveland. He was a Pro Bowler in 2017 and compiled 133 tackles (89 solo), seven tackles for loss, four QB hits, four interceptions, nine passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 2019. He's an exceptional playmaker in the middle of the field and has had 100-plus combined tackles each of the last three seasons. He's a very solid addition to Jacksonville's defense.